Some contractors are using the systems to keep track of their fleet vehicles and employees during the work day. Employers use the technology to improve efficiency, save money and even catch employee negligence.
The $30 million Concrete Pavement Technology Program, funded by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, seeks to improve concrete pavement technology and to advance construction methods. More than 30 projects exist under the CPTP umbrella and each is designed to yield one or more new products to be used in concrete pavement engineering practice. The Innovative Pavement Research Foundation has completed substantial work on a number of projects.
One study shows the labor market is not out of the woods yet despite a decline in corporate layoffs. Last month, businesses planned to cut 64,000 jobs, which is a 41% dip from the 157,000 job cuts in November.